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Harrison printing with red endpapers. Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert flying in air on a bicycle with wings. Castle overlooking sea in background. Creasing to cover corners. Bottom 1" of spine is MISSING. Some grubby marks to covers. Surface paper damage to top corner of front cover. Small tear to rear cover., Colour transfers to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. A few grubby page margin marks. Page 97/98 has lower corner torn off and MISSING, this is affecting text. Rear joint is starting to come unstuck.
Front cover shows Rupert adorned with a pair of water-wings, flying above a small island. 1st story: Rupert and the Water-wings, 2nd story: Rupert and the Pillar-Box. Pictorial paperwraps. Colour illustrations. Name in ink to front cover; small pencil mark also to front cover. Staples have started to rust to spine. Corner creasing and some grubby and brown marks to rear cover. A few margin marks internally. Dot-to-dot completed in pencil. Illustrations are still nice and bright.
Pictorial paper wraps. Front cover shows Rupert running with a little dog on a lead. A rainbow is in the background. 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Pieces missing from top and bottom of spine. 2" split to top and bottom of front cover by spine. Corners creased. Edges worn with small piece missing from top corner of rear panel. Some pen marks to covers which are grubby. Name in belongs to box plus pen marks around words and picture. Not price-cut but pen marks to price. Large tear to page 17/18 and smaller tear to page 12/13. Page edges are grubby. Several corners are folded over. Some grubby marks to page margins. A reading copy.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. laminate is split and lifting at top of spine. Belongs To box completed in ink. NOT price-cut. First Magic Painting page has been completed with coloured pencils; remaining Magic Paintings appear to be untouched.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122154
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Slightly better than very good condition.
Facsimile of the 5th Rupert annual (1940), the first to be issued in full colour throughout. Due to paper rationing during the war this was probably the ONLY annual to be issued that year. Colour 'wrap-around' pictorial boards. ISBN: 1874507015. '1940' written in ink to inside front cover, else contents are excellent!
Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Splitting to laminate to top of spine; a bit of foxing. Chipping to base of spine; a little loss. Creasing to front endpaper, with inscription in pencil to belongs to box, same page has a little pencil colour scribble. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest and page next to it have colouring in and some scribble. Butterfly colouring to page 63 has been completed. Hinge between pages 78 + 79 has been pulled. Rupert's Nature Spotting Hobby has been completed in pencil (p. 20/21).
The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Covers are very browned/darkened, with scuffing and wear; a few pencil marks. Heavy wear and bumping to corners. Original spine is MISSING; a colour facsimile has been used to reback book, with original covers laid down; a little fraying to cloth along edges. Front joint is 'repaired' with white tape. Date and inscription in ink to belongs to box page, which is also grubby. Grubby marks throughout. Page 15/16 is detached, but still present. White label repairs to pages 42-44 + 116/177. Large margin tear to page 17/18. A reading copy only.
Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert with chums, waving from a tree. First story Rupert and Rollo. 119 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Creasing to covers, especially to corners. Bottom 1" of spine has tear, with split, but is partially repaired with glue. Grubby marks and some scuffing to covers. Year date in ink to inside front cover. Price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Faint red pencil colour to title page. Maze puzzle to prelims has some faint marks. A few light margin marks, else contents are clean.
Harrison printing with red endpapers. Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert flying in air on a bicycle with wings. Castle overlooking sea in background. 2" horizontal tear across front cover near bottom. Other creasing and wear to covers. Base of spine is repaired (re glued), with a little colouring - about 1.75", split to one side. Creasing to rear cover, with some scuffing and light surface paper damage. Not price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Year date in ink to inside front cover. Grubby margin marks to a few pages internally. Pictures are still bright. Small margin tear to last page, repaired with magic tape. Last page has a split gutter. Still a good copy of this rarer edition.
Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Laminate at rear spine edge just starting to peel. Covers slightly grubby. Base of spine rubbed. Backstrip present. '1962' in ink to front pastedown. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Name to top of contents page in pen, some pen marks to contents box. Pen marks to top of first title page. Magic paintings done else contents clean.
Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. A few very minor marks to covers which are nice and bright. Backstrip complete but 1" and 2" splits to front edge. Rear edge of spine starting to split. Corners lightly rubbed. Front and rear joint weak. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut (no price printed in this copy). Maze garden puzzle page completed. Contents bright.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Corners bumped and worn. Covers a little grubby, top edge of front board bumped. Backstrip has small circular tear about a third of the way down. '1951' in ink to front pastedown. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Contents fine.